CENTRAL RIDGE OFF NEWFOUNDLAND: LITTLE EXPLORED, POTENTIAL LARGE

Neil R. de Silva Canada-Newfoundland Offshore Petroleum Board St. John's, Newf. The Central ridge on the northeastern Grand Banks off Newfoundland represents a large area with known hydrocarbon accumulations and the potential for giant fields. It covers some 17,000 sq km with water less than 400 m deep. It forms a positive tectonic element that separates the prolific Jeanne d'Arc basin to the west from the Flemish Pass basin to the east. To the north it is terminated by the Orphan

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